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La Imperial, Chile

La Imperial or Ciudad Imperial was a city founded by Pedro de Valdivia on April 16, 1552 and named in honor of the Emperor Carlos V. It was abandoned on April 5, 1600 and destroyed as a result of the Mapuche Uprising of 1598 during the War of Arauco. The ruins were called Antigua Imperial. A city was refounded there in 1882 under the name Carahue.


Francisco Solano Asta-Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Diccionario geografico de la Republica de Chile, D. Appleton y Compania, Nueva York, 1899

* Imperial (Ciudad), pg. 329-330

Crescente Errazuriz, Seis anos de la historia de Chile: 23 de diciembre de 1598- 9 de abril de 1605: memoria historica, Impr. Nacional, Sanitiago de Chile, 1881.

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